Fees What are the fees for subscribing to Voicebox1? PROMOTION : Voicebox1 is currently running a promotion. The regular monthly recurring price of $34.95 is being suspended. For a limited time, voice talent can pay $34.95 and remain on the site for as long as it takes to land your first job. After that, you decide on the monthly membership of $34.95 or the annual membership of $275.
But until then you get to subscribe to the site, enter profile info, load demos, and get all this free exposure.
Voicebox1 charges a subscription fee to represent talent on its website. There are monthly subscriptions and annual subscriptions. Monthly subscriptions are $34.95. Annual subscriptions are $275 which is a 35% savings over the monthly subscription price. All subscriptions are automatically renewed on the enrollment date.
Creating Your Profile eating a Profile How do I create a profile?
Once you signup as a member of Voicebox1, you will be asked to complete your profile. This includes all the relevant information that is needed to create the best possible match with prospective voice seekers. Make sure you complete this section as thoroughly as possible, in order to provide voice seekers with the information they need to make the right selection of voice talent. How do I add and upload a demo(s) to voicebox1.com?
To upload a demo to your Voicebox1 profile, please follow the instructions:
- Login to the website and select "My Account" from the top menu.
- Select "Manage Your Demos" on the next page
- In the "Add Demos" box click the "browse" button to find the MP3 demo that you've previously recorded , then select "Upload"
Describing Your Demo Demo Title: add a descriptive title that best reflects the nature of your demo, i.e. Commercials, Real Estate Listings, Telephone Prompts, and so on. Featured Demo: click the "Make Default" link if you want it to be the first demo displayed on your profile page. What are the ideal demo file settings at Voicebox1.com?
Audio Setttings for Demos and Auditions All demos and audition files need to be in the following format: bit rate of 128 kbps and a sample rate of 44.1 kHz in MP3. In addition, there is a 100MB size limit per file, and a 500MB combined size limit on all demo uploads. You can upload up to 5 demos. How do I set up my job notification preferences?
Email notifications are automatically sent to you from our server for all new job postings that match your profile settings. Please be sure that you have the correct gender, languages and vocal ranges selected. Make sure that your correct email address is entered under "My Account/Change Email/Password" How do I update my account and profile?
"My Account" is where you can update your personal and company details and also maintain your contact information. This is where you can also update your voice profile. The email address that you have in your Account contact info is the address that your voice over job notifications will be sent to. To update your Profile, login to your Voicebox1 account and click on "My Account" in the menu at the top of the page. Select "Update Voice Profile" You can edit any of part of your voice profile and save it. How do I record my voice to make a voice-over demo?
To successfully record your voice and upload a sample to Voicebox1, the minimum that you need is a script, an approved microphone (from the Voicebox1 approved microphone list) and approved recording software ( from the Voicebox1 approved software list). Once you've been evaluated and approved for membership, you can subscribe to Voicebox1 and enter your profile information, including up to 5 demos. What determines which jobs I see?
What are voice talents being evaluated on?
- Languages (found under Profile)
- Gender (found under Profile)
- Vocal Ranges (found under Profile)
The VoiceBox1 evaluation process is unique. All of our voice talent who subscribe to our site must participate in an evaluation. The evaluation is based primarily on the talent’s recording capabilities, which includes quality of microphone, recording software and quality of audio sample produced by voice talent. In addition, voice talent must provide 2 references which will be checked by VoiceBox1 to verify professionalism and integrity. To find out more on the evaluation process, click here
. Who is conducting the evaluation? And what are their credentials?
The evaluation is being conducted Voicebox1 in conjunction with VoiceCoaches, a professional and well established voice coaching company with over 15 years of experience in the voice coaching industry. Voicecoaches assesses the voice talent’s recording capabilities to determine if the voice talent is qualified and can be certified by VoiceBox1. How long will the evaluation process take?
The evaluation process should take no more than 2 days. After submitting your profile and audio sample to Voicecoaches for review, you will be notified of the results by email. If you successfully pass the evaluation, you can then log back in to Voicebox1 and complete the application process. If I don’t pass the evaluation, what steps can I take to be approved?
The evaluation report will state the reason(s) you did not pass the evaluation. You can correct these deficiencies and re-submit your evaluation for reconsideration. You must wait a period of 48 hours before you re-submit your evaluation. What Are Certification Levels and What do They Mean?
All VoiceBox1 talent must meet the required criteria to be eligible to participate in voiceBox1. In addition to meeting this requirement all VoiceBox1 talent are classified into one of 3 levels of Certification, depending on their experience level. There three classification levels are: Master Voice Professional, Voice Professional and Certified Professional. More detail on these levels can be found on the website by accessing the "How to Get Certified and Find Jobs" tab on the home page or by clicking here
Auditioning For Jobs How do I reply to a job posting?
- On your dashboard you will see all jobs that you have been invited to, both automatic and personal invites by the voice seeker.
- You can view the details of the job or choose to quote the job.
- If you choose to quote the job, you will be asked to enter your bid for the job, upload the audition file and your quote file. Once you've done this, send the quote.
Remember, you can only submit ONCE to a job posting. Do not reply to the job until you are ready to send them your audition file. PROPOSALS
The most rewarded auditions that clients consider when they are looking for a voice include custom written proposals for their project. A persuasive and relevant note will catch more eyes quickly than even the most creative demo. Here is a sample proposal that you could use and personalize:
Dear Client Name,
I have included a sample and quote that will suit your project. Please feel free to visit my webpage for more samples should you require a different style of read. My rate is negotiable and my estimated turnaround time is 24 hours depending on the length of the final product, dry voice only. I look forward to working with you.
Your First and Last Name PROVIDING A QUOTE
You must submit a quote when auditioning. Whenever possible provide a quote within the client's budget range. Try not quote less than their minimum budget and never quote less than $150 if the job is posted to Voicebox1. If you quote more than the client's budget provide the reason why in your description or quote file. If the deadline is tight it is understandable that you would charge a premium for your time. Likewise, depending on the requested method of delivery, your rate may increase, for example studio booking fees or shipping fees.
As an example, if you would like to receive $500 for the job enter $500 into the "Budget" field and the 10% SafeBox fee will be added on top of your quote. This administrative fee covers credit card processing, file delivery, mediation and dispute resolution services if needed. You will always receive the amount you quote. The SafeBox fee is charged to the client, not to you.
An audition file must be uploaded with your quote. You can send either a custom demo which you've recorded specifically for the job OR an MP3 file that you have already uploaded to your website. You cannot send both.
If there is a script with the job posting it is recommended that you record a custom audition using a portion of the script provided. To upload a custom audition file, click on the 'Browse' button to locate the file on your computer hard drive. You will receive a confirmation that your audition was submitted successfully once you have clicked on 'Send Quote' to conclude the auditioning process.
Stock Demos as Auditions
If there is no script with the job posting you can submit a demo that you have previously uploaded to your demo page. Select one of your existing demos or one that you believe is more appropriate to the job being quoted. Click on the file that you would like to audition with, and then click 'Send Quote' to conclude the auditioning process. Can a client use my audition without my permission? Should I record an audition in full?
When you receive an invitation to audition for a voiceover job, a client will, in most cases, include their script. You have two options when replying to the job posting:
- Record a snippet of the script as a custom demo. The client only needs about 30-60 seconds to make a decision on your voice and abilities.
- Send a generic demo. The client may want you to record the actual script or at least a segment of it. If a script has been provided with the job posting most clients do prefer a custom read. They understand that you need to protect your work and valuable time and expect to receive only a short sample of their script. They know your custom read is just an audition and not the completed work.
If the script is small to begin with, this is where you may want to introduce modifications such as changing the script slightly or adding subtle sounds to the recording to render the submission useless without being recorded again. Here are some other factors for you to consider regarding custom auditions:
How Are Audition Responses Ordered?
- The script is the property of the client (or, if not the same person, the copyright owner whose job is being posted by the client) and is protected under copyright law.
- A custom voice sample, once recorded, does not belong to you but to the client and or the copyright owner who posted the job.
- You cannot legally use custom auditions recorded from someone else's copyrighted script as spots on your voice over demo or for any purpose other than the audition in question itself without consent from the copyright owner.
Auditions are determined by the best match possible. Criteria like gender, vocal range and language are “must meet” requirements while others do not have the same level of priority. The talent who are matched best to the job posting are shown first in the clients responses list, then listed in order of submission.
Getting Paid How do I get paid using SafeBox?
SafeBox is our secure payment service that enables a client to make a full deposit up front and have the deposit held until files are delivered satisfactorily through the Voicebox1 website. The Voicebox1 SafeBox service manages payments made through PayPal or by Credit Card for voice recordings you provide the voice seeker. Selecting Your Payment Preference
You can select your preferred payout preferences by selecting the "Update Voice Profile" under My Account (home page) Getting Paid by PayPal
PayPal is a fast, secure way to accept payments online. If you'd like to receive your earnings from Voicebox1 by PayPal, then select this option on the "Update Voice Profile" under My Account (home page) If you have not entered a PayPal email address, payment will be sent via PayPal to your contact email address. Getting Paid by Check
Alternatively, if you'd like to receive your earnings from Voicebox1 by check, we will send you a corporate check denominated in US dollars in the mail. If you select Check as your payout preference you will need to make have completed your full mailing information in your contact information. Pay Days
SafeBox payments are issued on a weekly basis. Funds released by the client between Saturday and Friday will be paid out on the following Friday.